ANTRELL TYSON has been named by President Joe Biden as U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regional director in Region 4, which is made up of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Tyson previously worked as director of business services and policy for Atlanta’s Workforce Development Agency.

SAMANTHA BARRIOS has been named Florida state director of Giffords, an organization that works on gun-related issues. Barrios previously served as local lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in Miami.

ANDY GONZALEZ has been named vice president of public policy for Florida Realtors. Gonzalez has worked as public-policy representative for the organization.

COURTNEY LARKIN has been named director of state legislative affairs for the Florida Farm Bureau. Larkin has served as the Florida Farm Bureau’s assistant director of state legislative affairs.

RACHEL MYERS has been appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis as a Volusia County judge. Myers, of DeLand, has served as managing partner of Myers Law Group, P.A. since 2016.

DOUG WALKER has been appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis as an Orange County judge. Walker, of Winter Garden, has worked as an associate attorney at Bradford Cederberg, P.A. since 2019.

AARON HUBBARD has been appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis as a Pinellas County judge. Hubbard, of Largo, has served as an assistant state attorney in the 13th Judicial Circuit since 2007.

JEFF KOTTKAMP has been named chairman of the coalition Team Future for the American Children’s Campaign. Kottkamp is a former Florida lieutenant governor.

DANIEL FOGANHOLI has been appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to the Broward County School Board. Foganholi, of Coral Springs, is a design consultant for Arhaus.

JAMES SCHOLL has been appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to the Monroe County Commission. Scholl, of Key West, is a former Key West city manager.

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